Editorials

Our View: Rocklin Unified in a jam — it’s amateur hour

One of the most cliché images in world literature is the motif of a crafty, energetic student finally surpassing his or her teacher; yet there was no better analogy to fall ...

Another View: Auburn pillars leave lasting legacies

I love the sound and, more importantly, the meaning of the Latin word “gravitas.” Gravitas was one of the Roman virtues. A person with gravitas is a man or woman who ha ...

Another View: Devastation is part of life -- in fact it is essential to it

Tragedy erupts around us and no doubt we question the meaning in it. It’s not obvious when all we experience after times of tragedy oftentimes are burns on our souls, smoke S ...

Our View: Supes, schools must take initiative in war on addiction

It’s been nearly two months since “Heroin in the Foothills” ran in this newspaper. And in that two months, the three-part investigative series has drawn some sign ...

Another View: Putting pen to paper does not make you a writer - it makes you a primate

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but at some point we lost our way. Maybe it was when we got trophies despite getting beaten on the field, or maybe it was the time that ...

Another View: Moving toward patient-centered care for veterans

On Sept. 28, 2013, Thomas Breen, a 71-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, who had grappled with cancer in the past, had blood in his urine. He and rushed to the Phoenix Veterans Health A ...

Another View: Voters: Come November, how will you respond to the following questions?

As a California citizen, you are a stakeholder in a $110 billion budget this year. In November, you will be asked how to spend that money in the form of several ballot measures. He ...